Collective Unconscious

The Mayan Oracle describes the Collective Unconscious as "the energy and thoughtforms of all human beings, which shape the reality that is perceived by the senses. Also, the combined inheritance of group or 'race mind' expressed through the individual; for example, if one feels despair, this may be the despair of humanity rather than, or in addition to, one's own despair."

C.G. Jung is the one who came up with the concept of an collective unconscious. It is a fundamental concept in his analytical psychology. According to Carl Jung, the collective unconscious is a reservoir of shared, inherited, and universal knowledge that is present in the unconscious mind of all human beings. It is a deeper layer of the unconscious that is distinct from the personal unconscious, which contains an individual's unique experiences and repressed memories.

The collective unconscious is composed of archetypes, which are universal patterns or symbols that manifest in various forms across different cultures and individuals. These archetypes are deeply rooted in the collective human experience and can be found in myths, religions, dreams, and artistic expressions throughout history.

Jung believed that the collective unconscious and its archetypes influence human behavior, thoughts, and emotions. They shape our perceptions, motivations, and the way we relate to the world. The archetypes can emerge spontaneously in dreams, visions, or creative processes, and they often carry symbolic meanings that connect with our collective heritage.

Jung suggested that the collective unconscious serves as a source of creativity, spiritual and religious experiences, and the potential for psychological growth. By exploring and integrating the contents of the collective unconscious, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the world.